Red Tsunami? More Like a Red Ripple

Source: The Nation
by John Nichols

“In the middle of an election night when Democrats were supposed to lose just about everything, CNN chief congressional correspondent Manu Raju stood at the edge of the House Republican Caucus ‘victory party’ and reviewed the results as of midnight on the East Coast. The news ticker at the bottom of the screen read, ‘McCarthy waits to address crowd as many races remain too close to call.’ The room appeared to be empty. House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy, who just hours earlier had been imagined as the Grand Old Party’s man of the moment, was nowhere to be seen. Raju explained that ‘it was not the red wave they expected.’ It certainly wasn’t.” (11/09/22)